Forensic teams in Paris have recovered a third body from the apartment in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis raided by police over last Friday’s attacks, reports the BBC.
Prosecutors have confirmed that the body of a woman was found overnight. They have not confirmed her identity. But a passport with the name Hasna Aitboulahcen, who blew herself up, was discoverd in a handbag at the scene.
The suspected ringleader of the attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, has been confirmed killed in Wednesday’s raid. Hasna Aitboulahcen, reported to have been Abaaoud’s cousin, died after she detonated a suicide vest while the raid was in progress.
In response to growing concerns that those involved in the plot travelled undetected from Syria, European Union interior ministers are discussing tougher security measures, including tightening the external borders of the passport-free Schengen area.